Tube Fishing Tricks For The Fall Transition

Are you struggling to catch fish right now? The Summer to Fall transition can be a difficult time to keep track of the fish. In recent weeks we've given some key tips on consistently catching fish during this transition but if you're still struggling, this video is for you!

The finesse tube is an overlooked gem for consistently putting fish in the boat. With the recent successes of the Ned Rig, Dropshot, and Neko rig, the tube has fallen to the wayside. Make no mistake, it is still an amazing producer!

Tim has seen consistent success on a tube for years, especially during difficult transition periods. In this video he breaks down the where, when, and how of catching bass on the tube. If you’re tired of struggling and ready to see success, tie on a 1/4 oz finesse tube and head to the lake.

The baits...

Dry Creek Tournament Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Z-Man TRD Tubes: http://bit.ly/2DbJB8s

Strike King FAT Coffee Tube: http://bit.ly/2OC0b2P

Gitzit Fat 3.5" tube: http://bit.ly/2MLZIZR

Tube Heads...

Bite Me Flat Eye: http://bit.ly/2MLZIZR

Strike King Tour Grade Tube head: http://bit.ly/2xpDBDK

Provider Tackle Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2OAvYRv

Tim's Tube Combo...

Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'6" Feider: http://bit.ly/2QHupT9

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Other rods that are great for tubes...

Dobyns Champion Extreme 742: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa

St. Croix Legend Elite 7'6" Medium: http://bit.ly/2pjJWMA

G Loomis GLX 7'5" Medium: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O

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Bass Fishing With Finesse Swimbaits - Fall Transition

Small swimbaits are great for catching numbers of bass! In early Fall the big bass school up with smaller fish and the finesse swimbait is a great way to get big bites from giant bass that wouldn't normally eat such a small meal. If you've got baitfish in your lake, you're probably missing out on a fantastic finesse swimbait bite right now!

Unlike their larger cousins, finesse swimbaits can be fished on standard tackle. Depending on the size of the head you choose they can be fishing on anything from a light spinning rod to a heavy jig rod. The concept is the same as throwing big swimbaits but you're much more likely to get steady action throughout the day.

The key to small swimbaits is to match the size of baitfish in your lake. If you're seeing the bass chase tiny minnows, don't be afraid to drop down to a little 2.8 keitech. If big baitfish are present, upsize your offering to match. Below is a breakdown of some of our favorite heads for different size swimbaits.

Weedless Heads...

Owner Beast Hook 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Owner Flashy Swimmer 5/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Underspins...

Blade Runner: http://bit.ly/29UVegz

Cool Baits: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

War Pig: http://bit.ly/2pcQnRP

Swimbait Heads...

Matt Allen Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

The swimbaits...

Keitech Fat Swing Impact (2.8, 3.8, 4.8): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Basstrix 6" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aiy7SR

Strike King Rage Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2evZF8j

Reaction Innovations Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I

Finesse Swimbait Rod...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 843C MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 30 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Friendly Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Med Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Shimano SLX 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 15 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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How To Catch Bass During The Summer To Fall Transition

Wondering how to catch bass? Did your fish disappear? This is a great time of year if you know where to look! Bass are incredibly predictable in the Late Summer and Early Fall so use these tips to your advantage. In this video we break down where the bass position, the best time of day to target them, as well as a few confidence baits to make your life easier. 

By focusing your efforts during peak times you maximize your time and avoid a great deal of frustration. Intentionally focus on reaction baits early and late with your biggest push at finesse between 9 and 11 AM. The early afternoons are typically a bit slower this time of year so don't let the lull in action discourage you from continuing into the evening. 

We have a few key confidence baits that we lean on through the transition. Those baits are outlined below... 

Crankbaits...
Berkeley Dredger 17.5 & 20.5: http://bit.ly/2I8xOcA
Strike King 5XD: http://bit.ly/29Xk9Tr
Norman DD22 (Silent): http://bit.ly/2aMn5V5

Slow Moving Baits...
Netbait T-Mac Worm (Texas Craw): http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig (Supermat Brown): http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Strike King Menace Trailer: http://bit.ly/2HmX7D0

Crankbait Combo...
Rod- Zodias 7'6" Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200 K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Jig Combo... 
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Ned Rig Fishing For Big Bass

Finesse fishing doesn't always equal big bass but the Ned Rig is special. When the bite gets tough and you're faced with changing conditions it is a great way to upsize your catch! On this day we started with swimbaits and crankbaits but ended up getting all the big ones on light tackle. 

The ned rig is a great option when conditions aren't ideal. We were using two different versions of the bait to catch our fish. Tim was using the Roboworm offering while Matt was using the traditional Z-Man TRD. 

The tackle...

Tim's Worm- Roboworm Ned Worm (Desert Craw): http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
Matt's Worm- Z MAN Finesse TRD (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Tim's Head- Owner Block Head: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n
Matt's Head- Z Man Ned HD: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Swimbait Head- Matt Allen: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Swimbait- Keitech 4.8: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Tim's Combo...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 6'10" Mag Med: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Reel- Daiwa Certate: http://bit.ly/2hjRZXg
Line- Sunline SX1 Braided Line 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ
Leader- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Setup...
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'8" Medium: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 series: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb PowerPro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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